|Machine quilting barely visible around flower centre and petals...|
Yay!!! I've finished my Retro pillow.
When I signed up for the Retro Pillow Challenge, I had three aims:
- build up my sewing skills
- meet some new people
- have fun
|Obvious machine quilting...|
Our hosts for the challenge were Keren, from Sew La Vie! and Rikka, from Ricochet and Away! Pop on over to the Retro Pillow Challenge page to meet all the participants.
|Machine quilting, machine embroidery, machine appliqué...|
For the first time, I tried several new (to me) sewing techniques: hand appliqué, patchwork, machine embroidery and quilting. At the same time I improved my skills with techniques I had used before: machine appliqué and hand stitching. I tried hand quilting, but with little success. That's a skill to learn on a new project. I love to learn new things and I certainly did that while making my pillow.
|Hand stitching on two circles...|
Most importantly, I had fun making my Flower Power pillow. I certainly achieved all three aims. To top it off, I'm very happy with how it turned out. Here's my finished pillow, in its new home; our guest room.
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